The metropolitan cities of Porto and LISBON and the town of Cascais have topped an annual, national economic performance ranking by consultancy firm Bloom Consulting, which analyses business, tourism and living conditions in Portugal’s 308 municipalities. LISBON once again reigns supreme on this fourth, annual list, in all three categories – ‘Business’, ‘Visiting’ and ‘Living’ – followed by Porto in second, and Cascais, in third. Rounding off the top ten are Braga, Coimbra, Sintra, Funchal, Oeiras, Faro and Setúbal. Bloom Consulting highlighted Faro’s ascent to the top-10, having been off it since 2014, while it stressed Cascais “swapped places with Braga” in a close-cut wrangle for the last spot on the podium. It also made special mention of Funchal, which “has not stopped growing” since the first edition of the ranking.